International relations major Christy Wallaker’s highlight experience was participating in Model UN on the 1997 Russian Federation team, under the direction of Cory Leonard. According to Wallaker, “Not only was the trip to New York City fantastic, but I still keep in touch with many friends, and I received valuable experience that helped shape my career goals.”
Since graduating in 2000, Wallaker has worked in business development for two international companies and joined the Navy Reserve. She is currently headed to Washington, D.C., to work for the Department of Defense. Wallaker attributes much of the success she has had throughout her career to her education at the Kennedy Center, as it has “played a key role in opening doors for me in both the private and public sectors.” She has loved the opportunities thus far to serve the U.S. and is excited to be in full-time public service.